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Thread: Saitiev vs Askren?

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    Default Saitiev vs Askren?

    Russian site states Saitiev will wrestle at the World Cup. That makes it possible for a matchup with Askren. Also, Gatsalov will wrestle as well which makes it possible to have a Gatsalov/Cormier match.

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    Default Re: Saitiev vs Askren?

    Actually I just realized Cormier might not even wrestle there. Maybe Backes vs Gatsalov.

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    When is the World cup?

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    Are you asking what would happen in this match up? Nomally I would answer this question with "what are you out of your f*cking mind???" but seeing that Saitiev has lost as step and that Asken seems to be making a nice transition and improving and that when he was a Freshman I predicted he'd be on a World team within a few years of graduating I look forward to this match.

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    Actaully, except for giving up back points I felt Saitiev was the better wrestler in their Yarigin match this year. The coin flip didn't go his way so he had to take more risks in the 2nd. Saitiev was the agressor though and looked pretty good taking down Murtazaliev.

    Askren is wrestling well. I just think it would be a fun match either way since Askren might upset his idol or get destroyed.

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    The reason that Saitiev is on the team for the world cup is because they are testing his abilities against Aldatov. He is the only one of the big three that haven't wrestled him, and I don't think Askren would be able to stay in a match with Saitiev, yet... give him a few years and some more experience.. This is the first time he will be wrestling a BIG international freestyle tournament... It will be awesome though to see how he does against guys like fundora who aren't on saitiev and aldatov's level.

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    saitiev - aldatov match should be interesting. i dont think they have wrestled before.

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    Saitiev i think would beat aldatov, hes got the exp and also he will not let aldatov attack or rest, he will be relentless and punishing like he usually is, just my thoughts.

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    im just curious to see how that double holds up against saitiev. I dont think saitiev has been scored on a double since 2000 olympics. But if aldatov can score with it, he has a chance to beat him

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